Diver's body recovered from caves
The body of a world-renowned cave diver has been recovered from the underwater channels where she had been trapped since Sunday.
Agnes Milowka, 29, ran out of air after becoming separated from her diving buddy in the eight kilometre-long channel system of Tank Cave near Mount Gambier in South Australia's south-east.
Tank Cave is one of Australia's longest underwater caves.
Divers had been working to shift rocks to clear a path so they could recover Ms Milowka's body.
Superintendent Trevor Twilley says the diver's friends, who were involved in the retrieval process, had an extremely difficult task.
"It has been an extremely long ordeal, particularly for the divers themselves," he said.
"I can't help but feel sorry for them - the emotions they're going through. And whilst it is a relief for them, I think the reality of what's happened will probably hit them later on tonight and tomorrow as well."
Ms Milowka believed cave diving was the essence of exploration and knew the risks, but said on her website the rewards were worth it.
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